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Connecticut’s Female Seniors Live Longer Than Men; Budgets Will be an Issue

January 18, 2012
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Connecticut’s Female Seniors Live Longer Than Men; Budgets Will be an Issue

Remember that old joke about why men die sooner than women? Because they want to! OK, maybe it’s not politically correct, but it does reflect a reality in human demographics – the study of humans and charting us by categories such as age, race, religion, and education. I received an update on the status...

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Granny Snatching: Process Of Dying Produces Endorphins That Cuts Pain And Appetite

January 12, 2012
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Granny Snatching: Process Of Dying Produces Endorphins That Cuts Pain And Appetite

I was speaking with a friend who works in elder care the other day, and got several surprises about the progression of life and death. I was relating the story of a woman I had written about last year and how she died in an institution with her body pumped full of drugs. My...

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Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Seniors Fared Well This Year

December 28, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Connecticut’s Seniors Fared Well This Year

It is time to say goodbye to another year, with all of its successes and failures and the sometimes unsettling realization that we are all a year older too. Connecticut’s seniors have had a reasonably good year what with passage of a law that gives them some added protection if they are incapacitated. Dubbed...

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Granny Snatching: Controversial Ct Executive Orders On Unionized Health Care Aides Progress

December 14, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Controversial Ct Executive Orders On Unionized Health Care Aides Progress

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10 which provide for, or require, unionization of home health care aides and family daycare providers, even those working independently, has moved forward with establishment of two “working groups” to begin reviewing the order. Executive Order 10 calls for establishing a Personal Care Attendant Quality Home Care...

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